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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:14 am 
 

Hi there. I am the owner of white books of 1974 D&D and supplements, but I do not have the *box* itself, just the books.

I have thus two questions regarding the white box:
- What were the original contents of the box?
- Do you think it would be possible to find *just* the box on eBay or otherwise?

Am I just being completely unrealistic to hope for such a find?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:18 am 
 

The white box contained the three little booklets

Men and Magic
Monsters and Treasures
Underworld and Wilderness Adventures
and the reference sheet

The errata sheet whas only present in the older editions, not in the white boxes

Edit: Here you have all the details Page Not Found

It is possible to find the box only on ebay but its a rare find. AFAIK there has been a box-only auction just some time ago but i think that was for a woodgrain one.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:31 am 
 

Thanks for your precisions Jupp.

So I guess all I can do is hope to find the right auction at the right time, isn't it?


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:57 am 
 

Actually, Rosenkev just won a White Box, BoX only a few days ago on a $12.00 BIN, much to David's chagrin. :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:00 am 
 

If you see another one any time soon, could you post here? That would be great.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:04 am 
 

Benoist Poire wrote:If you see another one any time soon, could you post here? That would be great.


Will do.  I have a full set I am currently looking to sell if you are interested PM me. :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:48 am 
 

Hello Benoist, and welcome to the Acaeum.

Well, other than the one I won  :wink: I saw at least another one in the last three months, but I didn't bid on it.

Actually, to the non collector it is just a box, so the possibilities of finding one are small... but who knows - ebay is feckin' huge  :P  :lol:

By the way, what edition are your booklets?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:42 pm 
 

Hi guys,

I spotted this thread and thought I'd post.  I have a spare white box available, which is from the 6th print (I think!).

Strangely, someone used it to package some goods I bought from them via ebay!!

The condition is very good to excellent, with no splits or marks and is not crushed, with only a slight indenting of the bottom tray (and this is minimal).

I haven't seen any other white boxes to compare this against (as I don't own the books), but in my not very professional opinion, the box is in damn fine shape!

If there is any interest, I can post some pictures and I'd be happy to place on ebay.  It's just sitting in my cupboard, so it may as well go to a good home.

Anyway, let me if you're interested.

Oh, I should point out I'm UK based.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:47 am 
 

fester wrote:Hi guys,



I spotted this thread and thought I'd post. I have a spare white box available, which is from the 6th print (I think!).



Strangely, someone used it to package some goods I bought from them via ebay!!



The condition is very good to excellent, with no splits or marks and is not crushed, with only a slight indenting of the bottom tray (and this is minimal).



I haven't seen any other white boxes to compare this against (as I don't own the books), but in my not very professional opinion, the box is in damn fine shape!



If there is any interest, I can post some pictures and I'd be happy to place on ebay. It's just sitting in my cupboard, so it may as well go to a good home.



Anyway, let me if you're interested.



Oh, I should point out I'm UK based.




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Before you accept any offers on your white box, can you wait for David (harami2000) to get in touch?  He's been after one for a while but I think he must be away right now as he hasn't posted since Monday.  He is also UK based.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:38 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:Before you accept any offers on your white box, can you wait for David (harami2000) to get in touch?


Hi John,

He's been in touch!  Thanks for letting me know, however.


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:42 am 
 

I have put a webpage together, with 11 photos of the box, just so that you know exactly what is on offer.  I'll put it up on ebay in the next day or two and post the url here.  If you'd like me to email or PM you, to let you know when it's up, just let me know!

Photos of White Box

Feel free to ask any questions.  As I've said, I'm no expert on the White Box set. My era really starts with AD&D  :D


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:51 am 
 

You see?

White boxes crop up like mushrooms these days

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:52 pm 
 

By the way, what edition are your booklets?


Looking at this page and comparing, this is the Sixth printing.

Fester -- I am interested in your box. I'll send you a PM.

You see?

White boxes crop up like mushrooms these days


Indeed.  :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:17 am 
 

The White Box is now available is now available on eBay:

White Box Auction

Happy bidding and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Edit:  I should add (though the title of this thread should give this away) that this auction is for the box only.  There are no contents whatsoever!


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:33 pm 
 

I've got a 6th set that I'll be breaking up and auctioning in a few weeks as well. My box isn't as nice as that one though! :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:01 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:I've got a 6th set that I'll be breaking up and auctioning in a few weeks as well. My box isn't as nice as that one though! :)

Although the prices on OCE sets have dropped dramatically in the last two weeks (to around $70), you might want to reconsider breaking up the set.
Just prior to the last two weeks, complete sets were selling in the $120-200 range.  I'm guessing they'll bounce back some, but who knows for sure.  Food for thought, anyway.  :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:32 pm 
 

I think you must be confusing this one with something else, or else I'm confused :D

The only OCE sets that have sold in the last 3 months have gone for ~$30 (no box) and ~$60, unless Terapeak isn't finding them for some reason.

There was one set that went for $112, but it had Greyhawk and Blackmoor included.

Back in April, each book (1-3) went for $16.50, with the box+reference sheets going for $17.50.

I'd be more than happy to be shown wrong though  :o

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:46 pm 
 

GraysonAC wrote:The only OCE sets that have sold in the last 3 months have gone for ~$30 (no box) and ~$60, unless Terapeak isn't finding them for some reason.

Within the last week or two;
$115 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5207504473
$103 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5208137188
$80 (no box or ref sheets) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5209112781
$71 (ditto, plus Greyhawk) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5208901713

btw. hiya & welcome: you've been busy! :D

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:51 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
GraysonAC wrote:The only OCE sets that have sold in the last 3 months have gone for ~$30 (no box) and ~$60, unless Terapeak isn't finding them for some reason.

Within the last week or two;
$115 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5207504473
$103 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5208137188
$80 (no box or ref sheets) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5209112781
$71 (ditto, plus Greyhawk) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5208901713

btw. hiya & welcome: you've been busy! :D


And to follow up a little bit David. Here is your post from the "What's up with OCE prices lately" thread back in March:

harami2000 wrote:Others in descending order (since the last batch);

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171573792
$174; OCE (toned box with corner wear, little dishing), six supplements (2* Greyhawk) (relatively early but with a few poorer copies), Chainmail.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171889887
$173; (was an OCE, IIRC)
"Box lid has some soiling and creases, as shown in photo below, but otherwise all of the booklets are in excellent, near-mint condition"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171506612
$153; 5th(?) print (box slightly battered and discolored)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5174041257
$150; OCE
"The three volumes are in excellent condition; the only obvious defect are the staples which are starting to rust. The Reference Sheets are not stapled (never were) and are very discolored on the front sheet - the rest of the Reference Sheets are in excellent condition. The box is well worn and discolored. Two corners of the box top have split and have been taped with masking tape. There is a reinforcement ring for a punched hole stuck to the side of the box. There is an oder of mustiness to all booklets and the box." 8O

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5171795451
$133; OCE (bashed, discolored, taped corner), lizard Greyhawk and Blackmoor, Wizard Eldritch. "some signs of age"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170212176
$110; the is-it-an-OCE copy. Apparently the nicest of the bunch although the "browning" on the box is impossible to see. Good strong square corners, though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5170873800
$108; OCE (dished and slightly toned box, but not too bad)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5172203222
$108; OCE (possibly the best copy; and the cheapest!); "Box is in excellent condition with only two marks on the side from removal of price stickers. The three books (and reference sheets) are in pristine condition -- rarely handled, no pen or pencil marks".

4th(?)/5th vs. OCE ratio remains very heavily 6-1 to 10-1 in favor of the OCEs...


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:05 pm 
 

thx. yeah, I was gonna keep that up-to-date wasn't I, Brian? :(

(and the prices went a lot higher than those)

  
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